This exercise can help you begin to explore your feelings by first putting a name to them.
Scroll through the list of possible emotions and choose the ones that best describe how you feel. You may choose emotions that you’ve felt at different times before, during, and after the abortion experience; or you may simply want to choose emotions that you’re feeling right now or have felt in the past several days or weeks. More...
If you’re having trouble naming your emotions, you may wish to try one of the creative activities. If you’re still unable to get in touch with your emotions, it may help you to talk to members of your support system and request their feedback.
Don’t get discouraged. If you’ve gotten into the habit of pushing down your emotions, it will take awhile for you to start feeling them again.
People process their emotions differently. Activities that work for one person may not work for another. Be patient, give yourself time, and remember that you are not alone.
Instructions Scroll through the list of emotions and choose the ones that best describe how you feel. This allows you to anonymously submit what you are feeling and consider how others are feeling.